ATREL Adds Asphalt Foaming Capabilities

ATREL now houses a laboratory-scale foamed bitumen plant. The equipment can be used to investigate the foaming properties of different bitumen types at different temperatures and with various amounts of water and air to allow an optimum design of foamed bitumen.

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ATREL’s new foamed bitumen plant.

The equipment will be utilized for in-place cold recycling and warm mix design. This new equipment (pictured here with ICT research engineer Jeff Kern) fits nicely with ICT’s focus on promoting sustainability in pavement systems.

Rennie Shunmugam of Pavement Rehabilitation Services in Broadlands, South Africa visited ATREL during the week of February 7 to train staff on the use of this South African-manufactured equipment.